Overview

Matagalpa is a breath of fresh mountainous air where liberal descendants of coffee plantation owners rub shoulders with Sandinista-supporting subsistence farmers.

The cool climate is perfect for growing vegetables and grazing cattle while  pristine cloud forest provides the perfect environment for shade-grown coffee and is a boon for birders and hikers.  In addition to coffee, Nicaragua’s best chocolate is produced in this area. Matagalpa is also the birth place of Sandinista founder, Carlos Fonseca: the house  is now a small museum.

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Situated in the mountains, Matagalpa’s cooler climate is perfect for growing vegetables and grazing cattle whilst the surrounding cloud forest is home to coffee plantations. Perfect for birders and hikers, this is also where Nicaragua’s best chocolate is produced.

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